OXFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 08: Black and tan Jack Russell puppies eat from a food bowl, England, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
A high-end dog food that claims it keeps pets healthy is being recalled after the Food and Drug Administration found it could actually kill them.
As reported by several news outlets including News Nation Now, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental, a type of dry dog food, has been found to contain elevated levels of vitamin D, the FDA reveals. Too much vitamin D can cause “vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination and excessive drooling to renal dysfunction,” according to the agency. They also claim that a continued diet with too much vitamin D can even be fatal.
They say, “The dog food was distributed throughout the United States by prescription only through veterinary clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals, and other select retailers with the ability to validate a prescription.”
People who have the recalled product should stop feeding it to their pet immediately and throw it away in a container that other animals can’t get into, the FDA says. “We apologize to pet owners and veterinarians for any concerns or inconvenience this situation has caused,” according to a statement from Purina. “As pet experts and pet owners ourselves, the health and well-being of pets is our top priority.”
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The Army Corps Of Engineer's 2023 Calendar Of Attacking Cats Is A Thing
Back in November of 2021, the government passed the One Trillion Dollar Infrastructure bill. And it looks like it’s not a moment too soon. Apparently, giant cats are attacking the Northwest United States. Of course it’s not real. But a calendar that depicts this happening is funny.
According to Good News Network “The new 2023 calendar highlighting the achievements of the US Army Corps of Engineers features giant cats superimposed in photos of their engineering successes.” More than anything, it’s really just cats being cats. Attacking things, lounging around, chewing. Cat stuff. And best of all, they’re giving away the calendar for free.
The actual calendar can be downloaded and printed here. Because the Army Corps is a Government Agency, the calendar is in public domain and totally free to download and print. But one note, don’t be impatient. Once you click on the link to view the calendar it will take about two minutes even on a fast connection.
I’m wondering where in the Infrastructure Bill they snuck in “Giant Cat Calendar.” It seems to be an ongoing theme of Government agencies showing a lighter side. Last weekend when “Florida Woman Tries To Bring ‘Emotional Support Boa Constrictor’ Onto Plane In Tampa” happened, we realized that the TSA has an Instagram page that consists of mostly “dad jokes.”